I'm fucking outraged that Trump has stopped people in fucking airports
How could you look at these people, these families, our brothers and sisters, SOMETIMES LITERALLY BUT ALWAYS FIGURATIVELY BECAUSE WE ARE THE SAME DAMN SPECIES, the same biological and genetic creature, and say no you can’t come onto MY patch of dirt?
Are we territorial animals now?
The people responsible for terrorist bombings are from HERE.
The people struggling to get away from violence and terror are NOT the people causing the violence and terror they’re running from.
And even if by some small chance they are, FUCK YOU, not all of them are.
We as a species…must choose to be BETTER than this.
Intolerance and discrimination did NOT work before.
Trump announced his stupid ban the same day we celebrated the remembrance of the HOLOCAUST.
You know, that time we ALSO rejected an oppressed group?
A group threatened by violence?
Tolerance and compassion.
Why are these two things America lacks?
Why can’t we see passed politics and see people in need of our help?
I’m devastated by this, I’m really hurt.
I can’t see these people as my enemy.
They are not.
They are relatives. They’re our friends. They’re people we’ve emailed about our days, talked to on the phone and cursed those international charging fees with good natured barbs, they’re people we gave scholarships to, people we invited to the Oscars, people we want to know better, people with culture and values and foods and entertainment different than our own.
It makes us a stronger, wiser people to accept and love diversity in all of its forms, and it breaks my heart to see our fear destroying us.
Are we isolationist now?
Even Europeans aren’t able to come over without visas.
Even people who were APPROVED by the state department already, went through that difficult process, aren’t being allowed in.
This is utterly despicable.
How could you call yourself a human being if you support this?
Can you not see an inkling of yourself in the eyes of the tired mother and her child waiting in an airport to be let into a country that ALREADY said she was welcome?
Why is she no longer welcome?
Because a tyrant came into power and he makes all the rules now?
And even if you support the ban on immigrants…
Does it not scare you how easily he could do this?
That he has no legislative check, that we have no checks or balances to this system he’s begun, this rapid separation of the last remaining super power in the world from the rest of it?
We are stronger together than separated.
America is made up of immigrants.
The only non immigrants are the people America is trying to kill and silence, the people trying to fight the DAPL pipeline.
How could you look at what’s happening around you and say this is good.
This is fine.
Trump is at least doing more than Obama, haha- fuck you.
Obama was no tyrant.
He fought congress tooth and nail and wasn’t able to fulfill his campaign promises because ya’ll wouldn’t LET him.
He left office.
Why do I get the feeling trump isn’t going to?
And all of you extremists who think this ban is a good thing, those of you without compassion for any people other than yourselves, well, I guess that’s just fine with you.
Just as long as Coronas stay cheap and your gas prices don’t get too high and all your children can go to school with other cute little white kids with the cultural richness of a slice of wonder bread.
Great. Roll over.
History will remember you as the people who did nothing.
You’ll forgive us, the people who saw the future we were robbed of by this mad man, for wanting something more and not being afraid to fight for it, even as the odds continue to stack against us.
“You are blinded by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you always have done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be!"
If you say anything bad about Kihyun, just unfollow me right now. Kihyun doesn’t steal all the lines, he does not deserve to be called racial slurs, and he does belong in Monsta X. He does not get a choice in how many lines he gets so how is that his fault? If you guys want to complain about how many lines he gets and how he’s “stealing” them from other members, go complain to starship, don’t slander Kihyun for doing his job and what he loves.
Every generation has faced the choice: Do we let our ideals expand or retract? Do we let our freedoms grow or do they retrench? Do we let love expand or do we love be beaten by hate? This generation now has our task. There is a shadow hanging over our ideals and our values. There is assault on our values and our principles. And now more than ever we must choose to fight. We must choose to resist. We must choose to stand up for what we believe in. Now more than ever.
“And then father, the Rapture dream was over. You taught me that ‘evil’ is just a word. Under the skin, it’s simple pain. For you, mercy was victory. You sacrificed, you endured, and when given the chance, you forgave. Always. Mother believed this world was irredeemable, but she was wrong, Father. We are Utopia, you and I, and in forgiving, we left the door open for her.
The Rapture dream is over, but in waking I am reborn. This world is not ready for me, yet here I am. It would be so easy to misjudge them. You are my conscience father, and I need you to guide me. You will always be with me now, father, your memories, your drives. And when I need you, you’ll be there on my shoulder whispering.
If Utopia is not a place, but a people, then we must choose carefully, for the world is about to change, and in our story, Rapture was just the beginning.”
Melisandre burning Mance Rayder, the King beyond the Wall
“We all must choose, man or woman, young or old, lord or peasant, our choices are the same. We choose light or we choose darkness. We choose good or we choose evil. We choose the true god or the false.” Melisandre
Melisandre is confronted by Mance’s sister-in-law, the “wildling princess” Val.
Jon Snow, King Stannis Baratheon, Queen Selyse Florent, Princess Shireen and her fool Patchface,
Tormund Giantsbane, Selyse’s Hand Axell Florent,
Night’s Watch members Alliser Thorne and Bowen Marsh and the direwolf Ghost
We must choose between the pain of having to transcend oppressive circumstances, or the pain of perpetual unfulfillment within them, the pain of growth or the pain of decay, so embrace initiative, rather than guaranteeing yourself the slow suicide of complacency.